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Mrs. Turner from Rcho Sta Marg CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning by Creating Models

My students need materials to be able to create and expand upon models about specific phenomena.

  • $421 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I currently teach science to eight graders at a wonderful school in Orange County, Ca. My students love to interact with their peers and really enjoy working in groups. Next year I will be teaching both sixth and eight grade and I am really looking forward to the challenge that two grade levels brings.

My kids are vibrant, creative, and love working hands on in the science classroom.

Getting them involved in a breakout session or lab activity where they can move around and interact with the material is the most important part of their classroom experience, because science is all about seeing what is happening around you.

My Project

With the California science standards changing to a more hands on approach to learning, students are being tasked with drawing and creating models to explain the different phenomenon we are studying throughout the year. Using dry erase boards and butcher paper, students will be able to create individual and group models that they can adjust and modify as they learn more about the topics we will cover over the course of the school year. These models are incredibly beneficial to the students learning process. Seeing where the models started and where they end up allows the students to visually see and change their own misconceptions as they are going through a lesson.

Mrs. Turner
Grades 6-8

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This project will reach 170 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LX9990 - White Butcher Paper Roll • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 2 $119.98
KC70 - Write & Wipe Lapboard - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.99 4 $115.96
RR423 - Write & Wipe Lapboard Erasers - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 4 $59.96

Materials cost

$295.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.07

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$357.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.07

Total project goal

$420.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$420.48

1 Donor

-$409.01

Donations toward project cost

-$357.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.60

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.47

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$0.00

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